Astrophysicists baffled by their own AI simulation of the universe

From Metro
A team of experts has created the first artificially intelligent simulation of our universe. The problem is, they don’t understand it. Astrophysicists at the Flatiron Institute’s Center for Computational Astrophysics in New York City created a model called the Deep Density Displacement Model (or D3M for short) The idea was that they could map out the known universe and then study how different parts of the universe interacted with each other. But the accuracy of the simulation has baffled them. The computer is able to come up with tweaks to the universe involving things like dark matter or black holes, without being given training data on what those things are to begin with.

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